July 13, 2010 at 09:39 #91060
After reading **Technique/Tips/Skills for Aspiring Freeriders** I would like to make my F7 a little more FR friendly
Handlebar, stem, crankset, chainring/bash guard/tensioner
Also was thinking about going with Maxxis Minion DH 2.7in Tires with WTB Laserdisc DH Rims
as well as a Avid Juicy 3 Hydraulic Disc Brakes Oe for the front.
So I am wondering, what parts fit my 09 F7?
Frame CO2 Alloy 1 1/8"
Fork– RST Gila Pro, 100 mm w/Lock out
Rims– Jalco Disc X320, 32 hole (replaced the rear with a MACH1 MX)
Hubs– Formula DC20/22
Spokes– Stainless Steel
Tires– Kenda Nevegal, 26 x 2.1"
Pedals– Wellgo alloy platform
Crank– FSA CK-306TTT, 22/32/44
Chain– KMC 8-speed
Rear– Cogs Sunrace M66, 12-32
Bottom Bracket– FSA TH-7420ST
Front Derailleur– SRAM 3.0
Rear Derailleur– SRAM X-4
Shifters– SRAM X-4 Trigger
Handlebars– HL,650 mm, 25 mm rise
Stem– Cannondale XC3 1 1/8", 31.8 mm
Headset– Slim Stack A-Head
Brakeset– Avid BB-5 Mechanical Disc
Brakelevers– Cannondale XC
Saddle– Cannondale CO2
Seat Post– Kalloy SP-359
Extras– Cannondale Morse Grip
July 13, 2010 at 22:08 #91061
yes ofcourse, I realize that it is not meant for FR, but was just looking to make it a bit more capable for the trails by my house. Thank you for your suggestions. at 6’1” and 215-225lbs, I am looking for some heavy duty equipment.
July 18, 2010 at 11:10 #91062
any suggestions on converting to a single chain ring setup?
July 27, 2010 at 11:49 #91063
To make that bike a little more burly (Heavy AM/Light FR), for not much coin, I would do the following:
Convert a Marzocchi Single Crown Air Fork (Drop Off Series, Dirt Jumper Series, 55 Series, etc) to lower travel, your bike had a 100mm fork, so you will want to stay in this travel range…you might be able to stretch up to 110mm up front. There are lots of places online that will tell you how to lower a Marz air fork…it’s easy.
Shorter AM stem: Truvativ AKA, Race Face Atlas, etc Try 65 or 75mm
Handlebar: Wide bar (700mm+), pick a good rise/sweep (I like 1.5" rise, 6deg sweep)
Go 2×9, install a bashguard (BBG makes a cheap one) in lieu of the big ring
Bottom Bracket/Cranks: Truvativ Husselfelt cranks with a matching BB are tough and cheap.
Forte Loco Rims – Same as Azonic Outlaws, little less coin.
2.5 Front, 2.35 Rear tires: Maxxis Ardent, Kenda Excavators, are good bets
Stans NoTubes Conversion
Get a Shimano "Shadow" rear derailleur…no tensioner is really needed on those with a 1×9 or 2×9 setup.
This should pretty much maximize the AM potential of that frame, but be aware that the construction and geometry of the Cannondale F-bikes is not really suited for this type of riding.
August 5, 2010 at 22:50 #91064
Thanks a lot, looking into the cranks since I had one of the arms fall off during a ride.
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